Joe Root expressed his delight at England’s winning start, ahead of what is set to be a grueling summer of cricket, featuring the CWC19, followed by a home Ashes series. Cricket fans are waiting for thrilling performances of their favorite players in this year’s tournament. Now you can book Cricket World Cup Final tickets Online.
England enclosed past Ireland by 4 wickets in a one-off ODI in Dublin, before kicking off their series against Pakistan with a 7 wicket win in the only T20I in Cardiff.
Root supposed that victory against the No.1-ranked T20I team in the world was a step in the right direction as they gear themselves up for the CWC
. “It’s exciting to see the crux of the squad together and to start the journey of the summer,” he said. “
And for us to find a way of winning two matches, I know this is a different format, but the majority of the team will be around for the 50-over stuff.
“It was a great chance for us to start going in the right direction, to get some momentum going into the one-day series. It’s really pleasing to be two from two and, hopefully, now carry that forward throughout those five games.”
Creation the win more pleasing was the fact that it came in the absence of several regular players. England was sans Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, and Ben Stokes, to name a few, for the Pakistan T20I.
In their absence, opening batsman James Vince, who is filling in for the injured Jason Roy, did well with a 27-ball 36 to set the tone for England’s successful chase of 174, though Joe Denly laid the finishing touches with 20* off 12 balls.
Also giving a sight of his talent was the highly commended Jofra Archer, who returned 2/29 in four overs in a high-scoring game.
“You could see the value of what he could bring to a side, that extra bit of zipping,” Root said of Archer.
He is someone that wants to get into the game and make things happen, which is a brilliant quality to have.
“What this game did is provide a huge opportunity for guys who haven’t played a huge amount for England, either before or in recent times. It was really important that those guys got something out of it. It’s about them trying to take that opportunity and us finding a way of winning without a normal-looking T20 side, and I thought it was a fantastic effort from the group to win in the manner that we did.”
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